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What Drives Red Whittaker?

by Christine O’Toole, Pittsburgh Quarterly Higher Education 2018 Winter   In January, Carnegie Mellon University professor Red Whittaker set a goal that had nothing to do with robotics: to best a field of competitors in an indoor rowing race. The ergometer competition, a 2,000-meter battle [...]

December 20th, 2017|

Technology Has Come A Long Way, But What Does The Future Hold?

November 8, 2017 7:18 PM By David Highfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZHnrC_hojU   PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Cell phones and computers have dramatically changed our lives. Today’s reality would have seemed like science fiction when many of us were growing up, so what’s next? You may get [...]

November 9th, 2017|

Boeing stakes spinoff from CMU’s Robotics Institute

By Patty Tascarella – Senior Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Boeing Co.’s new venture capital arm has invested in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy, plus partnering to explore technologies for defense and commercial applications. Near Earth, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, develops software and [...]

October 30th, 2017|

Rhinehart and Kitani receive Marr Prize Honorable Mention award

RI PhD student, Nick Rhinehart, and RI faculty, assistant research professor Kris Kitani, received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention award at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017, for their work on "First Person Activity Forecasting with Online Inverse Reinforcement Learning" Project link

October 25th, 2017|